The Rarest of Automobiles?
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This is the car that in 1954 could have “killed” the Corvette. So Chevrolet, being GM’s big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to “kill” this car. When Chevy was introducing its 6- cyl. sports car with its 2-speed “Power Glide” transmission and side curtains, here was a sports car from Olds with a big V-8 and power windows. So GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car. The world’s rarest automobile a 1954 Concept Old’s Rocket F88 – the only one in existence. In 1954 the F-88 was a Motorama Dream Car, and was one of only two, or an unconfirmed possible three, ever created. After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates, the F-88 was reassembled. The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind, and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale , Arizona , for $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is in the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum , in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!